Gamakay switches vs Gateron switches What's different

Gamakay switches vs Gateron switches What's different

Last month, we launched the gamakay switches, but it seems that did not arouse much customer interest. So we decide to send some samples, and this month, we will receive some feedback. (Thanks for Tecnolocura ) We are trying to compare Gamakay switches and gateron switches from the input. From this review, we hope we can help you decide whether you buy the gamakay or not.

Gamakay phoenix, bumblebee, and crystal are perfect for those linear switch lovers. They are smooth, silent, vertical pressing sensations with a lightly clicky feel. No matter for working, typing, and even gaming.
Gamakay phoenix switchBumblee switchCrystal switch

The actuation force of Gamakay crystal is 55g. The travel distance is 4mm; the bumblebee one has the same tranvel distance and actuation force as the crystal one, however the min trigger force is differente. The crystal switch cost you less force to finish one click, while the phonenix get the travel distance of 3.3mm, pre travel 2.00±0.6mm, end force is 45g. perhaps,the phoenix switch is best for typing, we can see the resutl in the end of the review.

These 3 gamakay switches are a little bit different with that standard Gateron Switches: Gateron red,  blue and brown.

Switch parameters Behavior Travel Distance Pre-travel Actuation Force Min trigger Force End Force
Switch Name
Crystal Switch Linear 4.0mm 2.00±0.6mm 45±10gf 30gf Min 65gf Max
Bumblebee Switch Linear 4.0mm 1.30±0.5mm 45±10gf 35gf Min 65gf Max
Phoenix Switch Linear 3.30mm 2.00±0.6mm 40±10gf 35gf Min 45gf Max

People perhaps would choose the linear switch when choosing a mechanical keyboard because there were no more options before. They have already considered the linear regulators are regards as smooth and light. The touch sense on the Spacebar and other bigger keys isis not extraordinary. The Gamakay switches are recommended for those unfamiliar with the too-light, too-soft touch feeling and who need more robust feedback.

As we have mentioned above Parameter table. There are differences in the feel, but not too much. You can feel it makes the keycaps follow your fingers more closely.

Gateron switches

Among the gamakay switches, the phoenix one is similar with the gateron white one. But from the table we can see, you can use less force on the gamakay switches to get quilickly response from every click. There are ± 10-15 differences among the switches at the actuation sector.

Sound test

Overall review


The fist one is Crystal



From the video we can hear, the phoenix is the most quiet one.

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The price of the Gamakay switches is $12.99 now, at this price you can get 35pcs. This a a afforable price for custimiaztion. If aftering reading this artical you still want to buy Gateron Switches, you can go to our Gateron Swtich Set.If you are ready to get the gamakay switches please click here We offer super good price for the both switches.

And we also provide the mechanical keyboards and Keyboard kit that can be easily custmized. Gamakay LK67 , CK61, CK68 and the coming product K61 PRO are different layout wireless mechanical keyboards, they have hot-swappable versions that allow you to DIY your switches easier a lot.

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